HARIPUR: A schoolteacher was shot dead during a wedding ceremony of the son of a serving police sub-inspector in a remote village of Ghazi tehsil, police said here on Saturday.

The Ghazi police said that the marriage ceremony of Amir Shah, son of Qaiser Shah, a serving assistant group officer of the special branch of the police department, was going on when some participants resorted to firing in the air. During the course of the firing, an unknown person opened fire at Umar Rehman, a head teacher at the government primary school in Salamkhand village, leaving him critically injured.

The villagers shifted the injured to the Ghazi Hospital, where doctors pronounced him brought dead. The police and the hospital sources said that the deceased suffered two bullets in the chest, which showed he was murdered and it was not an accident.

The police registered FIR under section 302 of PPC against the unknown assailant. However, no FIR was registered against the bridegroom or his family as he was son of a serving police officer, the sources said.

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2020